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TRUTH OR CRAP ??
The expression "to go haywire" has it's origins in actual hay wire.
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Before hay is sold, it is formed into bales and three or four strands of hay wire are
wrapped around it. Also called baling wire, it has traditionally been removed with a swift
blow from an axe.
Hay wire would accumulate on farms and be used to mend fences, machinery, or
household items, i.e. chairs, appliances, etc.
Since the wire wasn't very strong, it would have to be constantly re-strengthened with
more strands, until the repairs became a mess-hence the term "going haywire," used to
describe things that are a bit out of order or control.
(A note; I found two other explanations, each slightly different.
One explanation blamed the phrase on early mechanical hay balers that would sometimes
malfunction and shoot baling wire out in a constant stream, creating a clean-up situation
in the field.... The basic premise remained the same in all three; the root is in hay wire. LT)
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